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Hardware Requirements for RPC Node

This page covers the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for engaging with the NEAR platform as a RPC node.

For testing your RPC once the node is fully sync'd, see this example RPC request.

Recommended Hardware Specifications#

HardwareRecommended Specifications
CPU8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage250GB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only )

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Minimal Hardware Specifications#

HardwareMinimal Specifications
CPU8-Core (16-Thread) Intel i7/Xeon or equivalent with AVX support
RAM8GB DDR4
Storage200GB SSD (NVMe SSD is recommended. HDD will be enough for localnet only)

Verify AVX support on Linux by issuing the command $ lscpu | grep -oh avx. If the output is empty, your CPU is not supported.

Cost Estimation#

Estimated monthly costs depending on operating system:

Cloud ProviderMachine SizeLinux
AWSc5.2xlarge$350 CPU + $20 storage
GCPc2-standard-8$320 CPU + $20 storage
AzureStandard_F8s_v2$280 CPU + $10 storage
Resources for Cost Estimation

All prices reflect reserved instances which offer deep discounts on all platforms with a 1 year commitment

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